Remember the Cool Bro illusion from 2 years ago? This one’s very similar, in a way where street-painted arrow appears to levitate in mid-air. Caught by the sharp eye of Melissa, a reddit user who found it funny and decided to share her finding with our Mighty Optical Illusions community. If you come across similar interesting stuff, don’t be a stranger – submit them illusions using our email link in the footer of this site.
I hope you had a great time playing with our previous illusion, as I think it’s one of the best we’ve featured lately. Today I bring you this beautiful Peacock made by Cecelia Webber. Your assignment is to spot the illusion without me explaining any further. I will suppress myself from giving any clues, so no hints this time ;)
Michael caught a remarkable show on National Geographic the other day, featuring some of the most interesting optical illusions of our time. Most of them we have already featured on this site. One of the featured illusions that made him scratch his head were the spinning balls you can see in this animation below. This is how it works: both of the outer rims (made from spinning balls) rotate in counter-clockwise direction. But if you try and focus on one of the central dots (i.e. yellow one), the outer rim of another will seem to spin in opposite direction! This works vice-versa. To put it short – concentrating on the yellow ball will make it seem that the balls on the left are turning in opposite direction, while in fact they aren’t! Strange isn’t it?
This beautiful painting by Donald Rusty hides more than meets the eye! Check it out and see if you can spot all the animals hidden somewhere inside it. How many are there? Don’t forget the proper way to submit your findings is using the “submit illusion” email link that can be found at the very bottom of this site. You are also free to post your outlined solution pics using “add image” option underneath the comment box. Happy hunting!
In which direction does this #train move? From which end of the tunnel is it arriving from? It might be both! Check if you can “see” a different direction each time you look at it? If you stare long enough, you might even make the train change its course. Today’s illusion works in the same manner, our famous Spinning Girl does. After all, there is no definitive answer, since the animation loops through just a few frames. On the other hand, if you recognise the station, you just might know the true answer after all ;)
Newest addition to our #Seemingly Animated category depicts falling beans that aren’t. Another beautiful illusory pattern provided by great Gianni Sarcone. If you move your eyes around the picture while concentrating on each individual coffee bean, the rest of the beans in your peripheral vision will seem to move like crazy. I don’t know what’s with all of the coffee illusions that are popping like crazy lately, but they all turn-up awesome!
While ago, one of our fans who was obviously inspired by Atomium’s impossible structure, sent this in as a suggestion for our little’o website. I was distracted and couldn’t see it at first, but the photo below contains both the illusion and “spot the differences” game all wrapped into one single package! Can you see the illusion first? Now, how about finding all of the differences and then sharing them with
festivus rest of us? Let the hunt begin! P.S. Make sure to open the picture in full size, in order to see all of the tiny details! – via Deskarati
Here’s what you get when you combine an ad agency, #Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s famous illusory “moving snakes pattern” and home-delivery service provider. I can’t seem to ignore the irony behind this advertising message, but it’s better for me to let you decide on it yourselves. Meals on Wheels!